The Mac App Store is a digital distribution platform for OS X applications developed by Apple.

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App Store doesn't fetch updates anymore

I'm on a MacBook Pro, mid 2009, OS X 10.10. An update to Yosemite (10.10.2) came out five days ago, but going to the Updates tab in App Store only returns a dialog box with the following message: An ...
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How do delete stuck download of Xcode 5 from app store?

Initially I was downloading Xcode 5 from the Mac App Store, but I found it extremely slow, and so I stopped the download. Then I downloaded it from the developer web site instead, which was much ...
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User Control screwed up but unable to click on icons with Mouse on OSX 10.8

I dont know what has happened, but today user control with mouse and trackpad on my macbookpro is screwed up. I rebooted twice, it made no difference. The trackpad moves the cursor okay, but I ...
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mavericks 10.9.5 downloaded but not installing

I recently updated mavericks 10.9.5 from 10.9, it shows on Update Installed in last 30 days, but when I see About my mac info it is still showing 10.9 Again going to app store and clicking ...
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Why don't Yosemite software updates “Try again tomorrow”

I usually prefer to wait at least a day or two before installing software updates. The update notices offer the option "Try again tomorrow" and yet I never seem to be prompted again when I choose ...
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Is it still possible to purchase a license for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard Server from Apple?

Mac OS X Server 10.6 Snow Leopard Server is no longer for sale at the Apple Store website. Mac OS X Server software licenses were sold as a separate full operating system from Apple until 10.7 Lion, ...
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Unable to Install apps onto my iPad (Stuck on “waiting…”)

For the past several days, I have been unable to install ANY apps onto my iPad. When I click "GET" and then "INSTALL", it just says "Waiting..." below the app icon. This is what it looks like (not ...
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How to remove deleted app from OS X update list?

I'm using a Macbook pro mid 2010. I have an deleted app always showing in my update list and it's very annoying. This problem has occurred sine Mountain lion. But it becomes quiet eye-catching after I ...
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OS X Yosemite XCode update stuck on 'Waiting'

I recently downloaded Yosemite, and I'm trying to update my XCode. I hit 'Update' in the App Store, and but it's been stuck at 'Waiting' for the past 30 minutes. What can I do to fix this?
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Paused & want to delete partially downloaded Yosemite

I was installing Yosemite Beta, however, I paused the download as I have not backup my Mac. Does anyone know how I can delete the paused download of it? It's driving me nuts! I can't just press ...
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App Store keeps asking for admin password

I periodically get the following dialog box on my MacBook, running OS 10.9.5: App Store is trying to install Apple-provided software. Type an administrator's name and password to allow this. I ...
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How to unlink Apple account from laptop?

I'm going to have to trade in my work laptop and it's connected right now to my personal Apple account for things like the app store etc. How do I unlink the Apple account before I get a new computer? ...
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Interrupted Mac App Store Download - Xcode

After losing my connection while downloading Xcode 4.2.1, the App Store has removed it from available updates and under purchases it says I am up to date (even though the date of the my installed ...
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How can I see all apps in 'Essentials' in Mac and iTunes app stores?

A quick question: While navigating the Mac and iOS appstores, I often see some apps marked with a grey rectangular box with rounded edges called 'Essentials', which appears just below the rating of ...
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How to use an existing Apple ID to download free apps from App Store without using Credit Card?

I have an Apple ID which I had registered years back (when I had bought my Ipod Shuffle). I wanted to use the same Apple ID to download apps on my newly purchased MBP - but whenever I try to login ...
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Why is my App Updates linked to my wife's AppleID? I can't change it

I recently purchased a mac pro w Yosemite. I left my wife set herself up as an additional user, which later I removed. Now 3 apps (numbers, Keynote and Pages) which need to be updated are listed ...
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Xcode failed to download. Use the Purchases page to try again

Xcode is showing in the Mac App Store, ready to be updated. Clicking update results in an error: Xcode failed to download. Use the Purchases page to try again. Steps taken that didn't help: ...
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Mac App Store without admin password?

Is there any way to use the Mac App Store without the administrator password? IE change it to install the app at ~/Applications instead of /Applications?
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Upgrade to final release of Yosemite from gold master?

I'm using developer preview of Yosemite for a while, now that Yosemite is released I want to have it installed on top of my Yosemite partition. Clicking on "Download" in App Store Yosemite page, I ...
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How to get OSX Yosemite outside the Mac App Store

I have the following scenario. At work I run an Ubuntu PC machine with fast connection. At home I have a Mac without any kind of outside connection (offline) My question is how do I get the OSX ...
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How to check owner and licences of an Appstore application?

How to check owner of an Appstore application? And licences used for downloading it. My problem is the following: 1.A few years ago I installed Numbers, Pages and Keynote on a computer WorkComp ...
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Can't download from App Store

A click on "Install App" does nothing. No error message, no download. I am trying to download an app appropriate for my installed OS. I've rebooted and signed out/in at the app store. No change.
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(Mavericks) Appstore repeatedly updating Xcode to 5.1 (fixed?)

In the past 7 days I have updated to Xcode 5.1 seven times! Yesterday I dragged Xcode to the trash and emptied the trash in an attempt to make it stick, this morning I got a popup saying that Xcode ...
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ARD hangs on launch

I have purchased, downloaded and installed Apple Remote Desktop 3.7.2 from the Mac App Store (onto a computer that's running OS X Yosemite 10.10.1). When I first open the app, I am prompted to agree ...
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App Store keeps on trying and failing to update iMovie and iPhoto on Mountain Lion

I recently got a Mountain Lion laptop from work and every time the App Store checks for updates, it reports updates as available for iMovie and iPhoto. However, I have neither installed and when I ...
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How can I relist an App in App Store Purchased list that was inadvertently deleted?

I inadvertently deleted the wrong App from the list of purchased Apps in the Mac App store. I would like to get it back. How can this be done? I was able to to "Re-Purchase" for free, by searching ...
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iTunes update keeps reappearing even after several updates [duplicate]

iTunes software update keeps appearing in the app store even after several updates of the same. Has anyone faced a similar issue? When I try to update it, the download begins and installs and again ...
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Mac app be the same same as a company name

I'm curious if Apple prevents you from naming a Mac Application in the Mac App Store the same as a company name. I'm in the process of naming an app and I was wondering what the rules were. I found a ...
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Prevent Yosemite from appearing in Software Update section of App Store?

Updated title for Yosemite / 10.10, the issue remains the same. This is mostly a moot point for our organization as we're starting to let more and more people upgrade to Mavericks as they desire, ...
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OSX App Store updates with multiple users

My mac has several users. If I want to "update" an app, it says only the original user can do the update. But I don't have access to his account! How can I either: Update apps from another user ...
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“Sign in to download from the App Store” with a different Apple ID

I am trying to update software on a Macbook. Before doing so, apparently I have to "Sign in to download from the App Store." It provides me with a form asking for an Apple ID and password to do so. ...
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How to remove an app stuck in “waiting” mode from the Mac App Store?

I've got 2 applications that I installed via the Mac App Store that are still in the "waiting" mode. How do I get these applications to finish installing? Or how do I remove them and try again? By ...
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Mac App Store app can't be uninstalled, won't finish installing

So I went to download and install McSolitaire thinking it might be a fun game. Well, something went wrong during the install process. Now I've got a half-downloaded app in my Applications and the ...
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About the appstore [duplicate]

I want to buy some apps in the appstore but I don't want to use a credit card or paypal ; is there a way to purchase apps say with a prepaid Itunes card?
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Why am I unable to use app store urls in windows?

When I want to research an app I am thinking of buying for my ipad and I don't have my ipad on me, because the computer I mainly sync with does not connect to the internet I use another computer which ...
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App Store Keeps Pushing The Same Updates

I've got the following apps installed: Text Wrangler 4.5.12 XCode 6.1.1 Microsoft Remote Desktop 8.0.12 I've installed the updates no less than 7 times in total in an attempt to get rid of this and ...
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stuck with wrong account in app store on my new mac

I just got a new Mac, and everything went fine (I've owned like 6 different macs in my lifetime.) At one point however, I simply wanted to update my XCode app.. so I opened the App Store and clicked ...
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Xcode 5.1.1 update error persists

I'm running OS X Lion in VirtualBox on Windows 8 (I know, that's cheating, sorry :) to be able to use Xcode. Everything worked fine, until Apple decided that they don't accept apps to the App Store ...
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Why does updating Garageband 6.0.5 to 10 cost money?

I have Garageband 6.0.5. Why does updating to Garageband 10 (next version, don't get fooled by numbers) cost money? I thought updates were free!
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Switching back to 'production' version of Mac

Prior to Yosemite release I had installed the developer preview build on my Macbook. However, even after the public release I continue to get 'beta' updates from Apple (see included screenshot). How ...
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App Store using old information after manual XCode upgrade

I'm running Yosemite on a late 2011 MacBook Pro. I did this to upgrade XCode from a downloaded DMG after the App Store repeatedly stalled. Now XCode is upgraded but the App Store still shows the ...
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How to validate authenticity of app downloaded from App Store?

How can I be sure that an app I download from the App Store is indeed from the vendor it is supposed to be? Anyone with a developer account can potentially pretend to be for example "a bank" and ...
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“Sign in to download from the App Store” dialog does not allow paste

OSX 10.8.5 I am using lastPass and have the appleID in there so I can copy and paste whenever needed. Sometimes when I am told I have an upgrade I am asked to sign in to the app store. Annoying but ...
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Can I download the Yosemite install “app” on a MacBook Air, move it to an install USB drive, and install it on a MacBook Pro?

That is, is there a difference between the Yosemite install "app" that I would get on the Mac App Store, between the one I would get on a MacBook Air vs. on a MacBook Pro? Trying to download it on my ...
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Unable to download Yosemite

Long story short: I'm on OSX 10.6.8 and I'm trying to download the Yosemite package in order to (re)create a bootable USB. When I go to the App Store, I go to the first tab and click on "Free" under ...
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Unable to Download Mac OS X Yosemite

I currently have Mac OS X Mavericks. When I try to download Yosemite from the App Store the file begins to download and shows an estimated time. After a few minutes the file stops downloading and ...
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Hide / Remove App Store updates for base applications (incl. Safari)

Is it possible to stop the App Store from giving notifications that cannot permanently be dismissed for unapplied updates to particular applications that come as part of the base system, in particular ...
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Change Appstore user from MacBook?

I bought a used MacBook Pro, and I need to update some software. When I click the 'update all' button to proceed, it asks for the App Store password of the old user's account: How do I remove the ...
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Website Track App Store Price

I am looking or a website, which will monitor the price of an application on the Mac App Store and send me an email notification when the price of the application drops. I have already tried ...
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App Store Price Tracking Site

Is there a site that tracks App Store price drops and emails you accordingly? I've had an AppShopper account for years, but over the last few months it hasn't been emailing me about price drops in ...